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Antioch Community Garden

The Antioch Community Garden began in 2011 as the first project of the newly formed Environmental Commission.  It is a growing and giving garden adding greenspace to a vacant lot in the center of town.  The garden is quite unique in that it uses nutrient rich reclaimed soil from our area lakes that has been donated, trucked in and spread by members of the community.  

Individuals, families, boy scouts, girl scouts, church groups and other members of the community come together to grow organic vegetables and flowers to benefit their own families and to also share their harvest with over 300 households in need each week by donating vegetables to Open Arms Mission - our local food pantry.  Chilldren from nearby schools and park district programs often tour the garden to see what's growing and learn about different gardening methods and healthy food choices. The garden is also a featured stop on the Antioch Garden Club's Garden Walk each year.  The Antioch Community Garden is truly a community project and represents the spirit of what Antioch is all about.

 

Where it's at:

342 Depot Street
Antioch, IL 60002
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

15000

Garden beneficiaries:

families and food insecure people

Number of people reached:

2 100

What this project needs:

funds
tools
compost
mulch
lumber
compost bin
trellises

Project leaders:

Dustin Nilsen
Melonnie Hartl

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606